Chefs ready to compete

Chefs ready to compete

Fifteen celebrity chefs will bring their talent and heart to the table in support of the Promise of Peace Gardens (POP) as they compete for the most “out of this world” okra dish in Dallas. The POP Emanuel Community Garden is hosting this year’s Okrapalooza on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. POP gardens […]

Local artists get grooving in the gardens

Local artists get grooving in the gardens

By Krista Gabbert Enjoy the thrill of live music at twilight with Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum for its fourth season this July. Each Friday event features a curated selection of local artists and musicians performing intimate sets in picturesque settings throughout the 66-acre gardens. On July 27, the garden features Jake Paleschic, Becky […]

To-go items preserve planet at Nature’s Plate

By Amity Thomas Nature’s Plate, the local go-to vegan eatery based on sustainable, plant-based meals is addressing the current challenges with plastic and making its largest step yet into sustainable packaging for the grab and go concept. In conjunction with the launch of new summer offerings, compostable containers will begin to replace the current recyclables. […]

‘Zaap’ means delicious, and it is

By Sara Newberry Zaap Kitchen Lao & Thai Street Eats is a new spot on Greenville Avenue offering Lao and Thai food. What is Lao food, you ask? Well, it’s the native cuisine of Laos, a small landlocked country located between Thailand and Vietnam. It’s similar to Northern Thai and Vietnamese cuisines in that it […]

Duvall gets first-ever award for ‘acts of kindness’

By Emily Maldonado CC Young is excited to announce its first annual Good Neighbor Award, which honors a resident or community member for their acts of kindness around the senior living campus. This year’s award will be presented to former CC Young resident Lynn Duvall for her dedication to feeding, walking and general care of […]

The Rock takes on a ‘Skyscraper’ and wins over audiences

The Rock takes on a ‘Skyscraper’ and wins over audiences

By Chic DiCiccio Based on all the marketing, you could jokingly imply that Dwayne Johnson fights a building in “Skyscraper.” Once you see the film, you’ll quickly realize that’s no joke. Johnson/Guy Who Sometimes is Called The Rock pretty much spends three-quarters of this insane, preposterous action movie, well, actually fighting a building. While it […]

Troop 68 welcomes four Eagle Scouts

The Court of Honor for Boy Scouts of America Troop 68 was held May 14 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Four young men earned the distinction of Eagle Scout. Harrison C. Wilkes lives in Highland Park, and is currently finishing his junior year at Highland Park High School. Outside of the classroom he has […]

Texas snakes say: Don’t tread on me!

Texas snakes say: Don’t tread on me!

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Years ago my dog Snowie was bitten on his face by a snake. Snowie was rooting around in the bushes when he disturbed a snake (probably a copperhead), which bit him several times. His face quickly became extremely swollen. In a panic, I immediately called my vet. The vet recommended I […]

Sisters have singing, acting, dancing in DNA

Sisters have singing, acting, dancing in DNA

By Shari Goldstein Stern What “The Sound of Music’s” Von Trapp Family Singers did for Austria, so the Anderson family does for Dallas. The late Ray and Joan Anderson made a name for themselves and their family in the area’s live theater, ingraining in their two daughters a solid performance legacy. Sisters Linda Anderson Frank […]

You had me at ‘cheese’

You had me at ‘cheese’

The Promise of Peace (POP) Gardens and Bar & Garden are pairing up for a wine tasting. Wonderful wines along with delectable cheeses from The Mozzarella Co. will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon until 5 p.m. Bar & Garden Dallas is a small-batch spirits, natural wine and craft beer store, which also […]